In this post-pandemic climate, many Americans are struggling with their mental health while also trying to make ends meet. According to The World Economic Forum, an average of 45% of adults globally say their mental and emotional health has worsened since the beginning of the pandemic. As a Tennessee SSDI lawyer, I know how severely mental illness can affect a person’s ability to succeed in the workplace. Which is why now, more than ever, SSDI can be a critical lifeline for folks who are struggling with a mental condition.
If you are one of the millions of Americans who are living with a mental health condition that limits your ability to perform daily tasks and prevents you from working, you may qualify for Social Security benefits.
Mental conditions that are eligible for SSDI include:
- Autism and Autistic Disorders
- Bipolar Disorders
- Brain Disorders
- Memory Impairments
- Personality Disorders
- Substance Abuse Disorders
How is my SSDI claim evaluated?
Though mental illness is among the most common injuries that SSDI covers, the application process can be tricky. You need to prove that a) your condition is medically determinable and b) it prevents you from doing your job.
When you file a disability claim for a mental condition, the Social Security Administration (or SSA) reviews your claim and will either accept it or deny it. For mental disorders, that review can include an evaluation of medical records, treatment history, doctor’s testimony, and a thorough work history.
Unfortunately, even if you have all of the required materials, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee your claim will be approved. Many people are initially denied and have to go through the appeals process.
Speak with an experienced Tennessee SSDI lawyer today for FREE.
If you are struggling with mental illness and think you may qualify for SSDI, our experienced and compassionate SSDI lawyers are here to help you. Give us a call at (901) 327-2100 or contact us online for a FREE evaluation of your case.
Life with a mental condition can be challenging enough. Whether you’re applying for the first time or appealing, you don’t have to go through this alone. A Tennessee SSDI lawyer fighting on your behalf can make all the difference in the approval of your claim. Give us a call today and see how we will do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve.